ViXS Systems Announces XCode 4210 Set-top Box Security Certification with Conax

ViXS' XCode®4210 set-top box processor provide latest Conax security support to offer high level of security for content distribution

TORONTO, - ViXS Systems Inc., a leading provider of smart network multimedia processors, announced today that Conax has certified XCode® 4210 for the set-top box market. The XCode 4210 set-top box processor from ViXS integrates an advanced security architecture and content protection including the latest technology from Conax, a global leader in security solutions for content delivery and broadcasting.

The XCode 4210 multimedia processor system-on-chip (SOC), already introduced in the market and in production now with customers, uniquely combines state-of-the-art set-top box technology with ViXS' patented encoding and transcoding technology providing the ability of content mobility in addition to high performance advanced set-top box functionalities.

Key features of the XCode 4210:

-- Dual HD (High definition) decoding

-- Integrated dual HD to HD transcoding

-- Single HD encoding

-- Encodes, decodes and transcodes HD video up to 1080p60/50

-- High performance CPU architecture with 2800 DMIPS available for
Application Hosting

-- Advanced 3D graphics engine

-- Dedicated network processor for high throughput

-- Support of full resolution 3D TV

-- Support for Over-The-Top (OTT) video services and content

-- DLNA® version 2.0

-- ViXS Android(TM) Software Development Kit (SDK)

-- Integration of a wide range of peripherals, including: PCI
Express, USB, Serial ATA, Gigabit Ethernet, and DDR3

"Conax actively supports all advancements that can combine enhanced services and proper security", says Tore Gimse, CTO, Conax. "We are pleased that ViXS has released its XCode®4210 set-top box processor and completed the Conax certification program."

"ViXS offers the best-in-class set-top box processor integrating transcoding on the market today," said Sally Daub, President and CEO of ViXS Systems. "The support of the latest security technology from Conax will greatly complement our set-top box solution and will enable our customers to secure the delivery of premium content in a very effective way."

About ViXS Systems Inc.

ViXS is a multimedia solutions innovator providing technologies for processing, managing, securing and distributing high quality video and audio allowing seamless control, conversion, and connectivity between many classes and sizes of digital entertainment devices.

ViXS supplies advanced System-on-Chip semiconductors, software solutions and hardware reference designs for the world's top manufacturers of Digital TVs, DVDs, Set-top boxes, Personal Video Recorders, PCs, Network-Attached Storage devices, Residential/Home Gateways, Blu-ray players/recorders, as well as Broadcast and Professional Equipment OEMs.

ViXS is headquartered in Toronto, Canada with global operations and offices in Europe, Asia and North America. ViXS has filed more than 275 patents worldwide with over 85 patents being issued to date. Listed for four years running as one of Deloitte's fastest growing North American companies, ViXS is setting new standards in the way digital entertainment is viewed and transmitted across an endless array of multimedia products.

The ViXS logo and XCode are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of ViXS.

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